Pain, whether chronic or acute, can be debilitating. Handling the physiological and psychological impact of pain effectively is critical in order to sustain an active and healthy life throughout your recovery.
Even if you are recovering from a traumatic injury or managing the symptoms of a painful slip and fall, the Earth keeps spinning. Your employer, your children, your spouse and other people in your life may still continue to demand your energy. This is why it so important to take a proactive approach to treating your pain at its source. This will allow for the quickest and most comprehensive relief from your symptoms.
Achieving Your Most Complete Self
Despite the common referral to pain management within the healthcare community, the source of your pain shouldn’t be managed, but rather, identified and treated. Most cases of minor aches and discomfort can be addressed with a general pain medication.
However, if your pain is impacting your quality of life, you’re going to need to take a more proactive approach towards improving your physical and mental condition. This ensures that you return to your peak physical and cognitive abilities and reduces the impact that injuries and illnesses have on your professional and personal lives.
Whether you’re missing out on work or quality time with the activities and people that give your life joy, pain can impact your life in far greater ways than simply making you uncomfortable. In order to achieve your most complete self again, you’ll want to consider all of your options.
A complete multidisciplinary program for pain may include these treatments:
- Work hardening
- Functional restoration
- Traumatic brain injury care
- Physical rehabilitation
- Chronic pain management
The Mental Aspect of Pain Management
Pain does not just manifest physically, it can also generate a damaging response on your psyche. From not receiving a proper night’s rest to anxiously anticipating your next pain episode, the cognitive impact of pain should not be overlooked. Being in pain impacts your ability to function, which in turn, can lead to a compounding cycle of lethargy and diminished self-care.
You may also find yourself choosing to be less active due to a lack of energy or increased likelihood of pain while exerting yourself physically. This can lead to social isolation and even depression.
Individual or group therapy can help manage the psychological impact of pain and help patients better coup with their current condition and more optimistically pursue self-care.
Don’t Use Comprehensive Treatment as A Last Resort
We see it all too often at Advantage Healthcare Systems, our patients waited until they were in excruciating pain until getting the best possible care for their unique conditions. By choosing a comprehensive approach towards pain management (and treatment), you ensure that no stone is left unturned and no symptoms are left to fester and worsen.
Consider the impact that pain has had and can have on your personal and professional lives when you are choosing your medical care provider. If you call Advantage Healthcare Systems at (877) 487-8289, to schedule your initial consultation, you will quickly find that we have the comprehensive, knowledgeable and dedicated staff that is committed to finding the best possible wellness solutions for all of our patients.